Winners emerge fromHeineken/SPG Golf Tourney

KalioIsoboye has
emerged the overall winner at the just concluded Heineken sponsored SPG Open
golf tourney which took place at the prestigious Le Meridien Ibom Hotel &
Golf Resort, Uyo, AkwaIbom State. Mr. Isoboyewon the male overall best gross
after doing 175 holes, while Susan Colekotaswon in the female category.

In the same
competition, Alex Shaiyen won in the veteran male category while Edidiong Idiong
and AnkaSanni emerged the best in the male category B and C respectively.
The arduous 2-day
tournament at the 18 holes Le MeridienIbom Golf Course – which is regarded as
the most challenging golf course in West-Africa – saw over a hundredtop golfers
within and outside the country slug it out at the championship. The tournament,
which is in its first edition, had promise to keep growing in every edition.
Senior Brand Manager
Heineken, Mrs. NgoziNkwoji, while commending the golfers for their performances
and sportsmanship disclosed thatthe brand remains a “big friend” of the game
hence its continued sponsorship which is an attestation of its resolve to
strengthen and promote golf in Nigeria. “Heineken, a world class beer is always
glad to associate itself with the game of golf, an international sport. We
intend to help build the image and standard of the sport through our continuous
support,” she added.
She further said that
the tourney has also created the platform that can compete with international
open worldwide.“We will continue in our quest to encourage the government and
other stakeholders to key into the vision of building golf and other sports in
Nigeria.” She pointed out.
The game’s overall
best, Kaliocommended Heineken for sponsoring the well organised open that can
compare with others in the world promising to continue putting his best foot
forward always. He also commended other players for their high level of
On her part, Susan said
she will continue to play golf because it keeps her fit. She equally commended
Heineken for its continued support of the game in Nigeria. “I hope they will
continue to give the game the needed boost whenever they are called upon to do
so,” she said.